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2012 Legislative Conference

More than 200 directors and employees from Tennessee’s electric cooperatives were in Nashville Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, for the 2012 Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s legislative conference. Attendees met with their legislators on Capitol Hill to help them better understand electric cooperatives and the issues that impact them. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam also […]

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Shutterbug Contest

Some of the most breathtaking scenery Tennessee has to offer lies within our state parks. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Tennessee State Parks system, and to celebrate this milestone, The Tennessee Magazine and the parks system are teaming up to host the first-ever State Parks Shutterbug Photography Contest. The theme, “Celebrating 75 […]

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A Matter of Principles

You might be surprised by the number of co-ops around you. Co-ops have been formed to sell produce and electricity, offer financial and banking services, provide housing and health care, and much more. So where did the bright idea for co-ops come from? It’s a matter of principles (seven, to be exact). The modern movement […]

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GA directory now in App Store

NASHVILLE –A new iPhone app released today is designed to help residents connect with members of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly. The app was developed by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and Bass Berry & Sims PLC and contains detailed and searchable contact, staff and committee information for Tennessee representatives and senators. “For more than […]

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Powering Progress

by David Callis, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association Near the end of “Saving Private Ryan,” as Tom Hanks’ character is dying, he leans forward and mutters one last command to the young private: “Earn this.” He speaks the words after most of his men have died saving the […]

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Watson new DREMC VP

Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Creates and Fills the Position of Vice President. SHELBYVILLE – The Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) Board of Directors recently took action to elect Michael Watson to the position of Vice President, effective February 1, 2012. After working for Memphis Light Gas and Water for five years in the […]

Meet the TECA staff

Ron Bell Ron Bell has been the designer of The Tennessee Magazine since December 1995. He also occasionally writes articles for the magazine and travels throughout the state, conducting computer training for Tennessee’s electric cooperatives, assisting them with their desktop-publishing needs. He has designed logos for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and Mountain Electric Cooperative as […]

David Callis serves as Vice President of Statewide Services for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

Callis Appointed General Manager

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, an organization representing the interests of Tennessee’s 23 electric distribution cooperatives and the 1.1 million consumers they serve, announces the appointment of David Callis as executive vice president and general manager. Callis replaces Tom Purkey who recently announced his retirement. Callis began his career with the Tennessee Valley […]

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Space Heater Safety

NASHVILLE – Tennessee residents are experiencing the first real taste of winter this week, and Tennessee’s electric cooperatives remind homeowners that space heaters can be dangerous when not used properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, half of all home-heating fires occur in December, January and February, and heating equipment fires account for 18 […]